Latto crowned the best female rapper of 2022 by ‘Billboard’

Latto has been crowned Billboard‘s Best Female Rap Artist and Best New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of 2022 thanks to the success of her single “Big Energy.”

The song itself topped three year-end charts, landing at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, Rap Digital Song Sales, and Rhythmic Airplay Songs charts.

The lead single from Latto’s second album 777, “Big Energy” debuted at No. 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 just over a year ago. Mariah Carey’s co-sign on the DJ Khaled-assisted remix, released in April, pushed the song to No. 3 on the Hot 100 chart and became Latto’s first top 10 hit.

The single went on to keep Latto in a Top 40 position on the weekly chart for 37 consecutive weeks.

Driven by the success of “Big Energy”, 777 peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Latto’s commercial success has led to a number of accolades during this banner career year. “Big Energy” won song of the year 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awardsand was also nominated for MTV Video Music Awards and American Music Awards.

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The 23-year-old Atlanta rapper was also nominated for Best Female Rap Artist, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, and Favorite Female Artist at the Billboard Awards, BET Awards, and AMAs, respectively. She won the BET Award for Best New Artist.

Next up for The Queen of da Souf is Grammy Awards 2023where she is again nominated for Best New Artist and has earned a nomination for Best Rap Melodic Performance for her breakout single.

While she has not yet announced plans for a follow-up to 777, Latto remains active. On Friday (December 2), she delivered her latest single “FTCU” with GloRilla.

The track that tries Three 6 Mafias “Tear Da Club Up” and “Mafia N-ggaz” also feature Gangsta Boo as featured artist.

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